Do you need 4WD to go to Flinders Ranges?
Driving is a great way to experience the Flinders Ranges and Outback. You do not need a 4WD to explore the region. Check out our maps section to see the sealed road network and be aware that the unsealed roads are not 4WD tracks, they are just unsealed roads.
Do I need a 4WD for Wilpena Pound?
Do I need a 4WD to get around the park? Generally, a two-wheel drive car is suitable to explore the park, however visitors should be aware that most roads in the park are unsealed and, with sometimes rough surfaces, may be a concern for vehicles with low clearance.
What is the best time to visit Broken Hill?
The best time to visit Broken Hill is October-November
Although Broken Hill is a great destination to visit almost all year round, October-November is the best time to go due to its perfect climate conditions.
The Flinders Ranges are the largest mountain range in South Australia, which starts about 200 km (125 mi) north of Adelaide. The discontinuous ranges stretch for over 430 km (265 mi) from Port Pirie to Lake Callabonna.
The Moralana drive is not only a short cut to Wilpena Pound or Rawnsley Park Station, there is also some nice scenery. The 28 kilometre drive is on an unsealed road. If you take it easy, a 2WD will get through. All vehicles should avoid the track if there has been rain.
January is the warmest month in Broken Hill, with an average high-temperature of 34.1°C (93.4°F) and an average low-temperature of 20.3°C (68.5°F).
In Broken Hill, the summers are hot, the winters are cold and windy, and it is dry and mostly clear year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 39°F to 94°F and is rarely below 34°F or above 105°F.
Hike times: The direct route (up the on the escarpment edge) is 6 hours and 14.6km return. The loop route is 9 hours and 21.5km. Rangers recommend you leave on this hike no later than 9am (10am during daylight saving).